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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

June 8, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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DES MOINES — For a Republican Party that celebrates capitalism and the American dream of building wealth, the GOP’s initial line of attack against the new Iowa Democratic nominee for governor appears a bit out of character. Fred Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family wealth in Des Moines dates back to the mid-1800s, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday. Gov. Kim Reynolds and party leaders were quick to question how voters could trust a candidate born into a rich family. By Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 950 words, photos.


OFFICER FIRED-IOWA — A University of Iowa campus police officer claims that he was unfairly fired days before leaving for a lengthy military deployment overseas.

UNIVERSITY TUITION — The Board of Regents has raised base tuition 3.8 percent for University of Iowa resident undergraduate students for the coming school year.

IOWA MEDICAID — Iowa’s auditor says her office will review the state’s claims of savings under its privatized Medicaid program.

SIDEWALK BODY-DES MOINES — Police say a body found on a Des Moines sidewalk was that of a 17-year-old boy.

VEHICLE DEALER CHARGED — A man who operates a vehicle dealership in western Iowa has been scheduled for trial on theft and other charges.

RIVER PLUNGE — A 35-year-old Cedar Rapids woman is accused of intentionally driving her car with her two children inside into the Cedar River on a chilly evening in March.

INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX — A $25 million complex proposed for West Des Moines would include indoor space for youth and adult hockey and soccer.



DES MOINES — Brandt Jobe looks to defend his title as the PGA Tour Champions event tees off at Wakonda Club in Des Moines. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words and photos by 6 p.m.


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